Central Ohio schools approve vape detectors

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In this Tuesday, April 10, 2018 photo, Marshfield High School Principal Robert Keuther displays vaping devices that were confiscated from students in such places as restrooms or hallways at the school in Marshfield, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

DELAWARE COUNTY, Ohio (WCMH) — Every high school in the Olentangy Local Schools District, Ohio will soon be equipped with vape detectors.

Earlier this week, the school board approved a measure allowing for the installation of the detectors in all bathrooms of the district’s four high schools.

By approving the measure, Olentangy Local Schools will be the first in central Ohio to the use the detectors.

“It’s not about being first, for us,” said Krista Davis, a district spokesperson. “It’s about doing what’s best for our students and doing what’s right.”

Many students already support the idea of installing the detectors.

“We need to start somewhere with stopping this vaping problem, so I think that’s a smart way to start,” said Carly Scott, a senior at Olentangy Berlin High School.

The detectors will be installed in the coming months. They are expected to cost the district a little more than $63,000.

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